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Please, let me introduce myself. Hello! My name is Hunjae, Lee. I have been at Yonsei since 2003. Now I am a junior and major in psychology. I apply for the study abroad program with the following plans.
First of all, this program will be perfect for fostering my academic ability. Yearning for the life overseas or gaining a impressive career is not good enough. Unlike many applicants I really want to engage in studies in the future. I already worked for an year as a research assistant in the vision lab of our psychology graduate school. I assisted several experiments and did my own research, which was posted in external conference. Now I hope to study abroad to broaden my vision at this time. It is important to experience various culture and people for making creative ideas that lead me an eminent scholar. An academic atmosphere of the world’s leading university is also invaluable. It will motivate me to redouble my efforts.
Of course, everything is not so simple as I think. So I have did my best. As soon as I finished military service I came back to school and struggled with an study. As a result, I won the top honors prize of last spring semester with 4.26 GPA. Now I’m resting from study but working for a game company as a computer programmer although I belong to the department of humanities. Nothing is impossible. Only 3 semesters left to graduation, I can graduate the beginning of the next year if I choose a course of the early graduation. However, not being content with my present condition, I need a new challenge. I have never studied abroad but I’ve tried to participate in some international exchange programs such as a part time interpreter for “F3-Racing World Grand Prix, Changwon 2003”, a guide for “The Korea-U.S. joint military band concert” and so on. As most of my textbooks are written in English, I’m used to study in English. I feel confident of my success of this program.
If you accepted me to go abroad, I will concentrate on two plans in detail. At first I will open my understanding of the other cultures and races through making friends with natives and joining a local social group. And it can prevent me from limiting the range of understanding humans to Korean, which is the goal of psychology. I think exercising together or learning their customs will be the effective ways to do this plan. Sports is a universal language and I will enjoy playing games with many foreign friends. Second, I will try to acquire comprehensive knowledge about the newest trend of my major, psychology, cognitive science or neuroscience in the concrete. Cognitive science is synthetic field and in the foreign country, there are not only ideal environment such as leading technology and well-equipped facilities but also excellent manpower and an advanced educational system that links diverse majors to one theme. Even though I have no enough time to get expertise, I will register for a introduction course of my specialty and make at least outline of academic career in my future.
This is the first and the last chance to apply an exchange student program. I’m sure that it is the most suitable rehearsal for me who plan to go abroad to take a doctorate. Thank you for reading.
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